The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture is to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Afro-Americans.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Krush Groove (1985)


  • Sheila E.
  • Joseph Simmons
  • Darryl McDaniels
  • Jason Mizell
  • Mark Morales
  • Damon Wimbley
  • Darren Robinson
  • Kurtis Blow
  • Blair Underwood
  • Ricky Bell
  • Michael Lamone Bivins
  • Bobby Brown
  • Ronald De Voe
  • Ralph E. Tresvant
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton
In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records, including Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces their records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run are both competing for the heart of R&B singer Sheila E.


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